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Goniottalamus.]                 FLORA INDICA.                                   109
dense pubescentia, basi vh angustata, ibique intus arcola lata notata, 1£ poll, longa;
interiora in mitram |-poll, altam dense tomeutosam coalita. Torus fructus dilata-
tus, depresso-globosus, diam. f-poll. Ca?-pelZa non visa.
There is in the Hookerian Herbarium a single flower of this very fine specie,
from which we have not ventured to remove the inner petals, so as to expose the
stamens and ovaria. The petals, however, sufficiently indicate tliat it belongs to
this genus, independently of the habit and nervation, which are markedly those of
Goniothalamus. The ferruginous tpmentum of the under surface of the leaves, and
the strong marginal nerve, make this a very distinct species.
9. G. gigauteus (H.f. et T.); Mis oblongis vel lineari-oblcragis
basi ncutis apice longe et obtuse acuminatis, pedunculis petioles longe
superantibus, floribus maximis, petalis exterioribus ovatis basi iingui?
culatis.—Uvaria gigantea, JPalL Cat, 6469 A! 0£B! (partim.)
HAB. In Penins. Malayans sylvis vulgaris, Wall! G-riff.!—(». s.)
Arbor f Kami elongati, strieti, cortice albo ruguloso; ramuli graciles, foliosi,
glabri; gemma fulvo-tomentosse. Folia 6-10 poll, longa, l£-3 lata, petiolo -|-polL,
coriacea, rigida, supra atro-viridia, lucicJa, subtus pallida, cum petiolis sub lente te-
nuissime adpresse puberula, demum glabrata; costa argute carinata, scabrida. P£-
diMCuli pjerumque in axiUis folioruuij delapsorum positi, penduli, 1-1^-pollicares,
fusco-pubescentes, apice subclavati, basi bracteolis paucis squamaeformibus muniti.
Alabastri aureo-scricei. Sepafa e basi lata ovata, obtusiusciUa, utrinque adpresse to-
mentosa, fere -| poll, longa. .Petala esrteriora basi in ungucm subcontracta, tenuia,
foliacea, plana vel margine umdulata, 4 poll, longa, 2 lata, utrinque pubescentia, basi
intus aureo-scricca j interiora dense sericea, in mitram ovalera aci.'im -f poll, altam
coalita. Torus planus, parum elcvatus, medio excavatus. {?»armlincari-oblouga;
stylo filiformi diraidio longiore apice subdavato. tf-ructus iguotiis.
Theilowers of this species are larger than those of any other wiih which we are ac-
quainted, aiid the petals appear to- increase considerably in size after expansion. The
measurements given above arc those of the largest petals we have seen. There are a
good many specimens of Coming's from the Philippines in various states, which are
undistinguishable from the present species in shape and size of leaves, but with cer-
tain differences in the flowers, the constancy of which will require further confirma-
tion. One of these Jias rigid peduncles and a glabrous calyx, while another seems to
have much smaller flowers. All these, however, are iu a very imperfect state, nor is
0. giganteus itself sufficiently well known as to the amount of variation to which its
flowers are liable.
10. G. Walkeri (l!,f. et T.); foliis elongatis lineaii-oblongis basi
acutis apice breviter et obtuse acuiniuatis, pedunculis axillaribus. uni-
iloris brevissimis.
HAB. In Zeylania, Walker!—(v. a.)
Arbor ? Jfamvli elongati, validi, cortice griseo rugoso glabro. Paries novella vix
puberulsy Folia (etiam sicca) aromatica plcrumque basi longe attenuata, tenuiter
peUucido-punctata, 8-18 poU. longa, 2-3 lata, petiolo vix J-pollicari, rigida, utrin-
quc glaberrhna, supra nitida, subtus pallida, nervis inconspicuis. $epa!-a in fructu
pcrsistentia, late ovata, acuta, nervosa, |--polL Torus parum incrassatus, subglobo-
BUS. Carpella numerosa, ovali-oblonga, mucronata, glabra, -|-poll., pediccllo vix
L'neara longo soffolta. Semen erectum, eolitarium.
This unfortunat^'ly very imperfectly known plant has many points of resemblance
with &. macrophytlus of Blume, the original species of the genus. It differs, how-
ever, considerably in the shape of the leaves, in the length of the peduncles, and in
the position of the flowers, all characters of too great importance to permit of our
combining the two. In G. macrophyUus, Blume, the flowers are about on inch
long. That species differs somewhat from the rest of the genus in the shorter,